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Police & Fire 2323 East 12th Street, the scene of the accident. (Source: Google News)

An elderly neighbor died in a tragic accident Tuesday night after her nightgown caught fire while she was cooking. The Daily News reports: The 87-year-old woman, identified by police sources as Maria Vinograndova, was discovered by her granddaughter dead with burns on her face, torso, arms and feet on the kitchen floor of her apartment on…

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It’s been a bad day on Avenue U. Shortly after police reopened the roadway following an accident on Ocean Avenue near Avenue U, another car lost control and slammed into the building at 1907 Avenue U, just narrowly missing the busy storefront of Trio Ristorante Pizza and Grill. The incident happened at approximately 4:45 p.m.…

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UPDATE (6:59 p.m.): Reporter Shimon Gifter was on the scene, and tweeted out some additional details, including the driver saying it was caused by brake failure: U//D. Driver tells me he just bought the car 5 days ago and breaks didn't work. Witnesses tell me it looked like he mistakenly hit peddle.— gifterphotos (@nycphotog) April 28,…

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Update (1:00 p.m.): The 82-year-old pedestrian did not survive. The victim was transported to Coney Island Hospital, where the person was pronounced dead on arrival, according to the Vision Zero Twitter feed. Original post: A driver struck a pedestrian on East 16th Street and Gravesend Neck Road this morning, leaving the pedestrian seriously injured. The accident happened at…


This evening marks the first night of Sukkot, and observant Jewish families across the community are erecting booths – called a sukkah – where they will gather, eat and (in some cases) sleep for the next seven days. Some neighbors, however, are irked by one storefront congregation’s sukkah, which bulks out into the middle of…

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